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1 hr ago | Burnt Orange Report

In Abortion Messaging Bootcamps, Conservatives Learn Not to Talk About Rape

Republicans have a problem when it comes to female voters. Not only did they lose the presidential election in 2012 in large part because of a voting gender gap, but an April ABC/Washington Post poll found that Democrats have a 30 point advantage when it comes to issues that particularly pertain to women.

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Related Topix: Abortion, US News, Marilyn Musgrave, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Same-Sex Marriage Celebration in Indiana

My cousin Alexa Lemley, on the right in the picture, and her longtime life and business partner Samantha Aulick just got married.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Columbus, IN, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat

6 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

Fox Pundits Very Upset Democrats Have Teachers Going Door To Door For 2014 Midterms

The talking heads on Fox's Bulls & Bears are very upset that there are teachers they can't demonize as evil union thugs going door to door for the midterm elections.

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Related Topix: US News

10 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

George Will Shocks Fox News Panel: Tell Child Refugees 'Welcome To America'

Fox News contributor George Will shocked his fellow panelists on Sunday by asserting that the United States should not deport child refugees who were fleeing violence in Central America.

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Related Topix: US News

15 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

"Representative Beefcake" Resigns Amid Double-Voter Registration Scandal

SEATTLE : The director of elections in Seattle's King County has found a mistake that could swing Washington state's close governor's race to the Demo What does is it say about John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin when David freaking Brooks of all people is saying this kind of stuff about her? Wow.

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Related Topix: US News

19 hrs ago | Juan Cole

In Palestine, R2P isn't Dead; It was never on the Table

My response to students' queries on the matter of Responsibility to Protect has generally been that the whole narrative is a bit of a distraction: R2P merely repackages a principle that already existed, namely that states have a moral - and kind of legal - obligation to act in the face of genocide and widespread human rights abuses.

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Related Topix: Activism, Israel, Middle East, World News, US News

Sat Jul 26, 2014

OpEdNews

Who Shot Down MH17 over Ukraine?

The same day that Israeli tanks crossed into Gaza, to continue killing civilians and the occasional Hamas fighter, MSNBC decided to ignore the Israeli invasion in favor of wall-to-wall coverage of the presumed shoot-down of Malaysian Airliner MH17 over eastern Ukraine.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Terrorism, US News

Daily Kos

Hamas rejects cease-fire extension

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri sent a text message to reporters Saturday, saying: "No agreement to extending the calm for an additional four hours."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama

Daily Kos

IDF leveled Gaza neighborhood killing scores all to kill its captured soldier and his captor

A very disturbing diary posted late last night This is Gaza. This is alshujaiya with some unforgettable photos of a built up neighborhood leveled in a ferocious IDF shelling attack.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, US News

Balloon Juice

Atlanta Pro-Israel Protesters Bring Assault Rifles, Handguns, Call Islam Religion Of Death

There's been a lot of attention placed on antisemitism at Palestinian solidarity rallies, particularly in Europe .

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, US News

Truthdig

Both Sides Agree to 12-Hour Humanitarian Truce in Gaza As Israel Rejects Broader Cease-Fire Proposal

The Associated Press writes, "Palestinians carry their belongings through rubble of houses destroyed by Israeli strikes, as they visit the area during a 12-hour cease-fire in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, SaturdayThousands of Gaza residents who had fled Israel-Hamas fighting streamed back to devastated border areas during a lull Saturday to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US News

Democracy Now

'No Safe Place': After Deadly Attack on Gaza School, U.N. Warns 150,000 Seeking Shelter Are at Risk

At least 16 people were killed and more than 200 injured Thursday when a school used as a United Nations shelter came under fire in Gaza.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, US News

Crooks and Liars

Another Casino Cancels Ted Nugent Concert, Citing Racist Remarks

Just days after the Coeur d'Alene Tribe of American Indians canceled Ted Nugent's appearance in Idaho, the Puyallup Tribe in Washington announced they'd be canceling two of his concerts as well.

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Related Topix: Coeur d'Alene, ID, US News

Fri Jul 25, 2014

ThinkProgress

Second Florida Court Overturns Same-Sex Marriage Ban In As Many Weeks

A second Florida judge has ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and unenforceable.

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Related Topix: Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, US News

Truthdig

Israeli Soldiers: 'When the Cannons Fire, No Criticism May Be Heard'

Fifty reservists in the Israeli military - the majority of them women - have written an open letter expressing opposition to the institution's discriminatory culture and policies, the current assault on Gaza, and the militarization of their society.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US News

OpEdNews

How Americans Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Guantanamo Prison

Originally posted at PopularResistance.org An interview with Jason Leopold. There are many crimes committed in the pursuit of, or as an accessory to, the crimes of US Foreign Policy.

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Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, US News, Camp Delta

War Is A Crime

On August 9 in DC: An Evening for a World Beyond War

An Evening for a World Beyond War http://WorldBeyondWar.org Saturday August 9, 2014 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Busboys and Poets 5th and K Streets NW Washington, D.C. Speakers: Jeff Bachman , Professorial Lecturer in Human Rights and the Co-Director of the Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs program at the School of International Service at American University.

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Related Topix: American University, University of Virginia, US News

OpEdNews

Spotlights and Solutions for College Rape

Kudos to The New York Times , The Christian Science Monitor and Huffington Post for their continued focus on campus sexual violence.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Antioch College

ThinkProgress

In Europe, A Rise In Anti-Semitic Chants And Attacks

People talk from a window above the Naouri market which was set alight after a protest against Israel's Gaza offensive clashed with police In the suburbs of northern Paris, dozens of masked youth descended the streets of Sarcelles on Sunday , ransacking Jewish-owned businesses, targeting synagogues and setting fire to cars and bins and anything in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, France, US News

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Daily Kos

Name that House Member

I did a previous thing two years ago where I showed older pictures of existing congressman in their early days and tried to see if they could be recognized.

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Related Topix: US News

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